To my readers, and their families and anyone visiting here, I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the day and the season.
Christmas Day evolves and changes for us all:
- As a child it is magical and a day you can’t wait for it to arrive
- As we age while the anticipation for the day lowers, the whole season becomes more fun with family and friends
- Once we have children the magic returns, but it also becomes more work to enjoy
- As our kids age it is a milestone in our lives
- We get to see our kids grow up and start their own families and enjoy the magic of the season again.
- As we grow older it is a time for family
Christmas day and the whole Advent and Christmas season is a time to enjoy Spouses, Family, Friends and the time to relax.
Christmas Wishes from the Past
I seem to do this a lot, so here are my Christmas wishes from years gone by:
- Christmas 2022 was after a rough year for many folks including me. Inflation, COVID, and dealing with losing family members was a bit much really.
- Merry Christmas 2021 was another COVID crisis time. Omicron hit and Christmas became much more closed up. Maybe the last one of these, but we thought that last year.
- Merry Christmas 2020 ! Do you see the pussy cat in the tree? An odd year with a Pandemic and all. Make sure you pop those Christmas Crackers.
- Christmas All Year Round ? Yes, it does feel like that these days doesn’t it? The 12 Days of Christmas Debt ? What the heck ? That isn’t Christmasy at all!
- Merry Christmas 2017 ! That was a year of fun videos that I found to help celebrate the holiday. Love that old CFCF fill.
- Merry Christmas, Highspeed Internet a right, Inflation at 1.2 and #MoneyTalk 2016 ! Sheesh, I couldn’t even be bothered to send a message that year, how Grinchy.
- Merry Christmas 2014 ! A lovely quote from the King James bible for that year. Seem to have done nothing for 2015. This year I even had a Christmas Eve post.
- Happy Christmas 2013 ! I loved the photos of every years Christmas Tree, very festive. Another Christmas Eve post too.
- Merry Christmas 2012 ! You see the hideous curtains we had in the den back then. That year we had the $150 Christmas challenge too.
- Merry Christmas 2011 ! The tree moved back to the front room and I used Google Translate to create a festive message. Think I was on French training that year. Also At Christmas Why Not Just Give Cash ?
- Merry Christmas 2010 has some very deep philosophical commentary in it. Must have been hitting the Christmas cheer early. Christmas Eve that year must have been a Friday.
- Merry Christmas 2009 and all you got was an NFB short? Not that bad really. There was also Christmas Eve thoughts too.
- Merry Christmas 2008 ! That was the year of the infamous Financial Advent Calendar too.
- A few last Yuletide Thoughts was what I had in 2007.
- Merry Christmas 2006 ! A quieter year I suppose.
- Whatever little money you have, make sure you spend it… was my first year writing here. Quite gruff and grinchy.
I love that you kept it simple and classic with your tree. My mom’s is filled with ornaments and no two of them are alike!
What a lush looking tree. Is it real? I’ve been looking at it trying to decide. Hope you had a wonderful day.
It is an artificial tree, we have had it for 10 years or so, I can’t deal with pine needles, have an allergic reaction, so this is the next best thing!
Merry Christmas to you as well BCM! The best to you and yours.